Technique for evaluating photo sharing interfaces with the early prototypes - group simulation

Aulis, Jarno, Ojala, Olavi, Vyas, Dhaval, & Lehtiniemi, Arto Juhani (2013) Technique for evaluating photo sharing interfaces with the early prototypes - group simulation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science : Human Factors in Computing and Informatics, 7946, pp. 36-53.

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User evaluations using paper prototypes commonly lack social context. The Group simulation technique described in this paper offers a solution to this problem. The study introduces an early-phase participatory design technique targeted for small groups. The proposed technique is used for evaluating an interface, which enables group work in photo collection creation. Three groups of four users, 12 in total, took part in a simulation session where they tested a low-fidelity design concept that included their own personal photo content from an event that their group attended together. The users’ own content was used to evoke natural experiences. Our results indicate that the technique helped users to naturally engage with the prototype in the session. The technique is suggested to be suitable for evaluating other early-phase concepts and to guide design solutions, especially with the concepts that include users’ personal content and enable content sharing.

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ID Code: 69394
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: User studies, Participatory design, Mobile interfaces, Personal content management, Content sharing, Social interaction, User experience, Design
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39062-3_3
ISSN: 0302-9743
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Deposited On: 27 Mar 2014 23:46
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2014 04:31

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